Roger Clemens Trial Opens With PED Discussion

The Rogers Clemens trial didn't shy away from discussing performance enhancing drugs on the first day of the proceedings. Both the defense and prosecution have PEDs run to the core of their arguments. The prosecution wants to paint Clemens as a PED user and a liar under oath while in front of a Congressional hearing panel. The defense, though, is trying to discredit those arguments by attacking the credibility of Brian McNamee, Clemens' former personal trainer. They will argue that McNamee lied in the past and is still lying.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the prosecution's case will depend on the contents of an old beer can:

Bloody cotton balls and used syringes hidden in an old beer can will prove that former New York Yankee Roger Clemens used steroids and lied about it under oath to Congress, federal prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in a Washington courtroom.

But the defense appears to take issue with the conduct of the forensic analysis and believes they will show that the prosecution's argument is flawed.

This could turn into a hotly contested trial if the first day is any indication.

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